6:39 PM 8/20/2014 by Binh Ngo
Whatever designs producer Avi Lerner and Sylvester Stallone have for Sigourney Weaver in The ExpendaBelles, the female-led Expendables spinoff, she won't be having any of it. According to THR, the actress has passed on the project and will instead play a boy's grandmother in Juan Antonio Bayona's adaptation of the children's fantasy novel A Monster Calls.
4:10 PM 8/20/2014 by Jeff Giles
Marvel's turned defying fan expectations into a multibillion-dollar industry, and at this point, any fanboys who seriously believe the studio cares about petitions and message boards is delusional. But just because Marvel's brain trust is confident enough to ignore or override comics lovers' wishes, that doesn't mean they aren't aware of them -- and in a couple of notable cases, they may even acquiesce at some point.
4:01 PM 8/20/2014 by Jeff Giles
The Halloween 3D that was supposed to follow Rob Zombie's last Halloween sequel is as dead as one of Michael Myers' victims, but the franchise has weathered tough times before (e.g. most of the '80s), and if you've been operating under the assumption that we'd seen the last of the masked killer, it's time to change your way of thinking:
3:53 PM 8/20/2014 by Jeff Giles
It remains to be seen whether Kevin Smith's bizarre walrus horror-comedy Tusk is as fun as the trailer makes it seem, but whatever's going on in Smith's creative life right now, he certainly seems to be having a good time -- and he's already moving on Tusk's follow-up, the second chapter in what he's calling his True North trilogy (so named because, as the Hollywood Reporter points out, it's "steeped in Canadian myths and culture").
3:42 PM 8/20/2014 by Jeff Giles
Thus far, the reviews for Pierce Brosnan's upcoming action thriller The November Man have been pretty awful -- and the movie hasn't even opened yet -- but clearly, Relativity Media like what they have on their hands here, because according to Brosnan, the studio is already moving ahead with a sequel.
11:44 AM 8/20/2014 by Binh Ngo
Mark Wahlberg is in talks to board J.C. Chandor's diaster pic Deepwater Horizon, according to Deadline. He would play one the No. 2 manager on the oil drilling platform that blew up on April 20, 2010, killing killed 11 crewmen and injuring 17 others.
12:37 PM 8/19/2014 by Binh Ngo
Fredrik Bond, the Charlie Countryman helmer, has been tapped to direct London Has Fallen, the sequel to 2013's action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen, THR has learned. The first movie took place at the White House, but as the title suggests, the action will now shift over to London, where the President of the United States is attending the funeral of a British prime minister who has died under mysterious circumstances.
4:08 PM 8/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
Ant-Man has begun filming in San Francisco, Marvel announces in a press release on Monday. The movie will also film in Atlanta, Georgia, which will serve as the base for the movie's production. The movie stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, who will transform into the title character, Michael Douglas as Dr.
5:05 PM 8/17/2014 by Logan Falk
Given that this week’s set of new releases received overwhelmingly bad reviews (and don’t have quite enough hype to fill the holes left by shoddy filmmaking), the way the charts played out isn’t super surprising—this weekend, the holdover films remained at the top, and the new releases were relegated to lower spots.
1:06 PM 8/17/2014 by Binh Ngo
We talk Robin Williams, Aquaman, and TMNT on this week's Download. Come and join in on the discussion. Binh: Robin Williams left us on Monday. I'm sure you're as shocked as anyone when you heard the news of his suicide. It has revealed that he's in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease and has been battling depression for a long while.